Edith Tolkien
(1889-1971)

woman

Died aged c. 82

Edith Mary Tolkien (21 January 1889 – 29 November 1971; née Bratt), was the wife and muse of novelist J. R. R. Tolkien. She is best known as the inspiration for his fictional characters Lúthien Tinúviel and Arwen Evenstar.

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Commemorated on 2 plaques

J.R.R. Tolkien's wife Edith and his cousin Jenny Grove lodged here in 1917 whilst he was posted nearby

1 Bank Terrace, Hornsea, United Kingdom where they lodged (1917)

J. R. R. Tolkien and Edith Bratt married here on March 22 1916

St Mary Immaculate Church, West Street, Warwick, United Kingdom where they married